This was to have been published 24 hours ago, somehow it did not.
This past Sunday afternoon we saw a motorcycle being stopped by the first lifeguard but the motorcyclist thought he could get away and ride around the lifeguard, We saw the lifeguard physically try to restrain him as he drove the bike. Ouch! So both guys on the bike were detained and the police came on an ATV. After a lot of discussion both fellows were sat in the back of the ATV with a policeman sitting facing them with the other officer driving the four of them away to the police station. The lifeguards then delivered the no longer working ( water damage? ) motorcycle to the police. Never a dull moment around here.
Sadly we had yet another experience with folks leaving their puppies for us to find. Every night before lock up Colin goes around with a large flashlight and checks the perimeter, the beach out front etc. This same Sunday night he found four black very wee ones. They could barely grunt and were certainly less than two weeks old. I only saw them from a distance. Colin spoke to our night security who said he would move them somewhere for the night where they would be warm and would be fed in the morning. We have already saved 13 puppies in the past few years and just could not take in four more right now and pay for their care at the animal shelter, 17 is much too many puppies. We were very very unhappy about the situation but somehow they were delivered to us and now they have been moved to another place where hopefully they will thrive. We did not ask about them the next day. Is that natures way or just the cycle of life?
I promised you an update on Carlie. We have not resolved the problem and will be taking her into the vet first thing tomorrow morning. She is so delicate right now. I have mentioned it before that she guzzles her food and does not chew it. Even as a puppy she did this and would regurgitate what she had eaten. Not every day but a few days per week. Once she eats she starts to shake and can’t walk. So she spends the next 3-5 hours in her crate ( her choice, she loves her crate ). We have held her, sat beside her, gave her love and pats and whatever we could do.
Colin has always softened her food and we feed them three times per day instead of the usual two. About 3 days ago he decided to soften her food even more.
Colin hoped that the ‘wet’ kibble would be more easily absorbed into her system. It seems to be helping but we are concerned that there might be another reason. She has had a few smaller reactions but does seem a bit better. Remember this been happening since she was a puppy and we have discussed this a few times with our vet. We even tried digestive enzymes for a full month.
We are off to our Mexican vet in the morning.